A growing number of research related websites are starting to appear on the internet, focused primarily on the long obsolete 78rpm format.
Wikidiscs is one such website that is primarily a research tool for collectors.
At the time of this post going to press, the volunteer-submitted index currently lists 110,163, 78rpms. No mean feat, considering that Wikidiscs; presented in a similar vain to Wikipedia, is managed collaboratively by largely anonymous volunteers who update, add and modify database indexes on the site.
Anyone can add and make changes to the 78rpm database.
The Wikidiscs index allows users to EDIT, UPDATE and MODIFY as well as SEARCH any discography entry as well as ADD entries if they are missing or have been excluded from the growing database of 78rpm records.
Wikidiscs features a vast inventory of 78rpm and early Lp recordings from major European and American labels including HMV, Pre-HMV, Columbia, Decca and Victor, to name but a few…
The vast index is arranged by label and label series so search and locating the 78rpm you need is simple, and notably, each entry is also cross-referenced and verified by the editors of the site to ensure accuracy.
The site also encourages collectors to add their own discographies to the index to share with others. Users need just upload their CSV formatted index and it is automatically added to the repository. It can then be edited and searched instantly by others!